With their song “Viva”, Italy’s Chiara & Martina are bringing fire and a passion for life. So it’s only natural that they turned up to their second rehearsal wearing matching red dresses cinched at the waist. They paired their frocks with black leather ankle boots, adding a flash of Italian style. They’re growing in confidence and tell us they’re feeling fabulous — surely that bodes well for Saturday?
Twins come in two, but few come packaged with voices like those belonging to Chiara & Martina! These girls brought double the pleasure and double the fun to their first rehearsal, turning what I thought was a dated 80s throwback into something quite fun and, dare I say it, downloadable. The girls seem completely at ease during their first reharsal. They largely stood in place and sung to each other, occasionally spinning in circles around the other — you know, stuff sisters do. There is an innocence that balances out their vocal power. Best of all, they didn’t sound as “shouty” as in some previous recording. Sisters slay.
The LED background features purple, red, and orange fan blades spinning with lights cascading down. Occasionally it cuts to a graffiti display that says “Viva”. It’s relatively simple, but totally works — a nice change of pace from some of today’s “busier” screens. The girls wore black boots, tights and skirts, and floral tops — one Scarpari with pink flora, the other with yellow. It should be noted that the girls have incredibly healthy hair: it glistens beneath those lights!
Junior Eurovision 2015: Italy’s first rehearsal
Photo: EBU – Elena Volotova/Vladimir Dudakliev